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Captain's Wife: Seafarers' Voices
Abby Jane Morrell. Vincent McInerney, ed.
Publisher: Seaforth.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781848321250.  Daedalus Item Code: 73142
 
During the 19th-century, it became increasingly common for merchant service masters to take their wives to sea, particularly in the whaling industry, where voyages of two or three years were not ... (Read More)
 
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Charlotte Mew and Her Friends
Penelope Fitzgerald. Michèle Roberts, intro.
Publisher: Fourth Estate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007142743.  Daedalus Item Code: 73125
 
Part of a new wave of fashionable female dandies, Charlotte Mew (1869–1928) was an enchanting and spirited personality, but behind the brave face was a life riddled with grief: a family plagued by ... (Read More)
 
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The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe: A Biography
Elaine Showalter.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451645903.  Daedalus Item Code: 70654
 
She wrote the lyrics for "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" after meeting Abraham Lincoln, but for much of her life poet Julia Ward Howe fought her own civil war at home, struggling against her ... (Read More)
 
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The Criminal Conversation of Mrs Norton
Diane Atkinson.
Publisher: Arrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099556480.  Daedalus Item Code: 51082
 
Married at 19 to bullying Tory lawyer George Norton, Caroline Sheridan had become a respected poet and a celebrated society beauty when she separated from her husband. He then accused her of ... (Read More)
 
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Critic in Love: A Romantic Biography of Edmund Wilson
David Castronovo & Janet Groth.
Publisher: Shoemaker & Hoard.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781593761530.  Daedalus Item Code: 72309
 
Critic, writer, and diarist, Edmund Wilson was a literary celebrity of enormous appetite. In his half century as a major force in American letters he not only knew everyone, he seemed to fall in love ... (Read More)
 
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De Profundis: Unabridged
Oscar Wilde. Simon Russell Beale, reader. Merlin Holland, intro.
Publisher: Naxos Audio Books.   Format: 5 audio CDs.
ISBN: 9781843799139.  Daedalus Item Code: 73454
 
Written during his time in Reading Gaol, De Profundis is Oscar Wilde's moving 1897 letter to Lord Alfred Douglas, whose relationship with Wilde led to the poet's imprisonment. Here Wilde ... (Read More)
 
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Devil at My Heels: A Heroic Olympian's Astonishing Story of Survival as a Japanese POW in World War II
Louis Zamperini & David Rensin.
Publisher: William Morrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062118851.  Daedalus Item Code: 72744
 
His story is now well known, told by Laura Hillenbrand in Unbroken and dramatized in the Oscar-nominated film of the same name, but here Louis Zamperini's life is narrated by the man himself, ... (Read More)
 
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The Double Life of Paul de Man
Evelyn Barish.
Publisher: Liveright.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780871403261.  Daedalus Item Code: 64013
 
More than 30 years after his death in 1983, charismatic intellectual Paul de Man remains a haunting and largely unexamined figure. His theory of deconstruction became so pervasive that it threatened ... (Read More)
 
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Electric Shepherd: A Likeness of James Hogg
Karl Miller.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571218172.  Daedalus Item Code: 61459
 
A self-educated poet from the Scottish Borders town of Ettrick, James Hogg (1770–1835) was one of the most remarkable literary figures of pre-Victorian Scotland. He was dogged by debt throughout his ... (Read More)
 
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The Explorer King: Adventure, Science, and the Great Diamond Hoax—Clarence King in the Old West
Robert Wilson.
Publisher: Shoemaker & Hoard.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781593761615.  Daedalus Item Code: 72321
 
An icon of the American West, Clarence King (1842–1901) was an astute scientist with the pluck of an explorer, making his name with thrilling tales of ascending previously unclimbed mountain peaks, ... (Read More)
 
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Find a Way
Diana Nyad.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385353618.  Daedalus Item Code: 72000
 
On September 2, 2013, at the age of 64, Diana Nyad emerged onto the sands of Key West after swimming 111 miles—from Cuba to Florida—in 53 hours, completing an epic feat of both endurance and human ... (Read More)
 
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Finding the Dragon Lady: The Mystery of Vietnam's Madame Nhu
Monique Brinson Demery.
Publisher: PublicAffairs.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781610394673.  Daedalus Item Code: 79510
 
In November 1963, South Vietnamese president Ngo Dinh Diem and his brother Ngo Dinh Nhu were brutally executed in a coup sanctioned by the U.S. government. President Kennedy explained to his friend ... (Read More)
 
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